Charming Cheyenne Cañon Cottage, Steps to Stratton Open Space and the Broadmoor!

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Relax and renew in this tastefully renovated one bedroom cottage in the heart of Cheyenne Cañon. Located directly across the street from the trailhead to Stratton Open Space and hundreds of miles of popular hiking and mountain biking trails, this quiet 550 square foot cottage offers the comforts of a luxury hotel with the privacy and conveniences of home. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and lots of windows bring a warmth and coziness to this Cañon getaway. Enjoy an easy one block stroll to the neighborhood coffee shop or walk just a few blocks to the famed Broadmoor Hotel or Seven Falls.

Stay at home to create meals in the fully equipped kitchen, including a chef's stainless gas range and vent hood, quartz countertops, microwave, Keurig coffee maker and all of the basic necessities! A selection of complimentary coffee and teas are provided. Dine in a separate dining nook with access to a full selection of plates, bowls, flat wear and glass wear (including wine glasses).

A separate bedroom with a queen bed, luxury linens and a large closet is adjacent to the living room. The bright living room offers a fantastic view of the mountains and Will Rogers Shrine and the opportunity to see abundant wildlife, including deer, fox, interesting birds (and yes, an occasional bear!) A flat screen TV with Blu Ray and iPhone/CD player is hidden behind the armoire along with books, puzzles and cd's. Wifi is available.

The spa-like bathroom has a new clawfoot tub, radiant floor heat and is stocked with luxurious towels, a hairdryer, high quality soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. An apartment size washer/dryer, detergents, iron and board are available in the unit.

The cottage is located in the rear of the property, so parking is off-street, quiet and safe.

A Little History:
Bella Cottage was built in 1922 as a 'mother-in-law' cottage. The cottage is named in honor of a woman who lived in the home located directly in front of the cottage when it was built in 1910. Bella, a widow and dressmaker at Hibbard's Department Store in downtown Colorado Springs, was one of the Cañon's first residents. Cheyenne Cañon was a summer getaway for wealthy residents of Colorado Springs at the turn of the century. Concerts were held every Sunday at Stratton Park, located just down the street from Bella Cottage. Just how and why Bella ended up living on this property is a mystery. However, she embodied the spirit of 'turn-of-the-century' Colorado Springs and one can only imagine her riding her bicycle to work in the summers or taking the trolley (abandoned by 1930) from the station in Stratton Park to her job. Cheyenne Cañon was incredibly rich in history, long before Bella's time. Going back to the encampments of the Ute Indians, this area has attracted nature lovers for centuries. The beauty of the area is unsurpassed and is awaiting to be discovered by . . . YOU!

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY, INSIDE AND OUT. Thank you for respecting this policy. The cottage is designed specifically for two adult guests, so additional occupants are not allowed. Thank you for understanding! Recycling is encouraged - a bin is located in the front of the property.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have a strict non-smoking policy inside and outside the cottage. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Appropriate for a maximum of two adults. The cottage was designed in every way for two adults. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Strictly enforced, for the enjoyment of our future guests. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Comfortable queen size bed with down comforter and 800-thread count sheets. Large closet. Clock radio. Dimmers on all lamps in unit....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • New clawfoot tub with shower, pedestal sink and radiant floor heating. Stocked with hairdryer, upscale soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This property is safe and quiet - a hidden gem. Well-lit off-street parking is located adjacent to cottage. Owner is readily available to assist, yet not intrusive. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking views of the Front Range and Will Rogers Shrine. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining nook is perfect for morning coffee or romantic dinners. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New portable air conditioning unit for summer. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat in bathroom floor. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Complimentary WIFI. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Safe, off-street parking is located adjacent to the cottage. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig Premium coffee maker with selection of coffees. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All necessary plates, bowls, mugs, glass wear, flat wear, pots, pans, knives, cutting board, serving pieces, utensils and blender....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    New full size microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil and spray oil. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Stainless steel gas range with vent hood. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    A new private patio has recently been constructed in front of the cottage. Enclosed by a three-foot wall, the area contains a gas grill, dining table with chairs and a patio heater. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 52 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall 2016
Oct 17 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Early May 2017
May 1 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer & Early Fall 2017
May 19 - Oct 15, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9.63%


Four-Night minimum stay for Thanksgiving, Christmas and USAFA Graduation.

Cleaning Fee: $50

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival.

Damage Deposit: $200 and is almost always refunded in its entirety within a few days.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Golden Bee at The Broadmoor
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Broadmoor
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sacred Grounds Cafe
100 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

Bella Cottage is located in the heart of Cheyenne Canon (yes, Canon not Canyon :), with access to the trailhead for hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails just steps out the front door. Just a few blocks away is The Broadmoor Hotel, Seven Falls and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. A neighborhood coffee shop is just a short one-block stroll up the street. Downtown Colorado Springs is only a ten minute drive, with abundant restaurants and museums. Don't miss the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls, Garden of the Gods and the Olympic Training Center!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a Colorado Springs native and have worked in the sports industry for the past twenty years here. I purchased this property, which includes the main house in front of the cottage, in 2004. I personally manage the rentals and enjoy meeting my guests.

Why the Owner Chose Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado Springs, CO, USA:
I am an avid runner, hiker and nature lover. The idea of living across the street from the trailhead to my favorite trails was a dream come true! I am passionate about this area, its people and its history.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the character of older homes and I immediately fell in love with this property. After renovating both homes, I am honored to share it with travelers who are searching for a tranquil and comfortable 'home away from home' in the Cañon.

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Speaks: english



  • Living room with views to Cheyenne Mountain.

    Living room with views to Cheyenne Mountain.

  • Large closet in bedroom.

    Large closet in bedroom.

  • One minute walk to trailhead.

    One minute walk to trailhead.

  • The reservoir, one of my favorite destinations.

    The reservoir, one of my favorite destinations.

  • The new enclosed patio at Bella Cottage.

    The new enclosed patio at Bella Cottage.

  • Down comforter and luxury linens.

    Down comforter and luxury linens.

  • Radiant heat in tile floor, clawfoot tub with shower and pedestal sink.

    Radiant heat in tile floor, clawfoot tub with shower and pedestal sink.

  • TV, Blu Ray, CD/iPhone Dock, all hidden behind armoire.

    TV, Blu Ray, CD/iPhone Dock, all hidden behind armoire.

  • Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Toaster.

    Washer/Dryer, Microwave, Toaster.

  • View of trailhead from cottage driveway.

    View of trailhead from cottage driveway.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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